Pontifications: Mandate sim time for MAX return to the skies

May 20, 2019, © Leeham News: “Safety is our top priority.” So says Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of The Boeing Co. As stories drip, drip, drip out in The Seattle Times, New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street… Read More

FAA prepared to act alone to lift MAX grounding

Subscription Required Introduction May 9, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing hopes that the Federal Aviation Administration will lift its grounding order for the 737 MAX as early as next month. It is prepared to act alone, LNA has… Read More

Mitsubishi adding two MRJ90s to flight test fleet

By Bryan Corliss April 24, 2019, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi is close to completing two additional MRJ90s that should join the company’s flight test fleet this summer. Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. President Hisakazu Mizutani also reported last week that… Read More

Returning the MAX to service

Subscription Required Introduction April 1, 2019, © Leeham News: Returning the Boeing 737 MAX to services following its grounding should reasonably be a straight-forward affair, if past groundings were examples. But, to mix a metaphor, there are plenty… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why did Ethiopian Airlines ET302 and Lion Air JT610 crash?

March 22, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Last week we covered what we knew about the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash. In the passing week, more facts have been revealed. We also have the first lead why both the… Read More

Pontifications: Fluid, dynamic events upend MAX story

Special Edition March 20, 2019, © Leeham Co: I’ve been covering or employed in commercial aviation since 1979. I’m an aviation historian buff. I’ve read all about the groundings of the Douglas DC-6, Lockheed Constellation, Martin 202 and… Read More

EASA grounds, bans 737 MAX; FAA remains silent

March 12, 2019, (c) Leeham News: EASA, the European air safety regulator, grounded the Boeing 737-8/9 operated by EU airlines and banned operation of the airplanes operated by third-party airlines/countries. The press release is here. The US Federal… Read More

A simple solution to congested skies

By Dan Catchpole Danieljcatchpole[at]gmail[dot]com Subscription Required Introduction Feb. 14, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Flight delays cost the airline industry Traffic back ups are increasing–so much so that Airbus has invested in improving air traffic management to avoid congestion… Read More

Boeing issues 737 Operations Manual Bulletin after Lion Air accident

By Bjorn Fehrm November 7, 2018, © Leeham News.: Boeing issued a message to the operators of 737 MAX aircraft yesterday to remind their pilots of the procedures if an unreliable Angle Of Attack (AOA) information is suspected… Read More

Engine makers may face stiffer future ETOPS certification requirements

Subscription Required Introduction April 23, 2018, © Leeham News: Even before last week’s Southwest Airlines accident raised the focus on aircraft engines, industry officials were becoming worried that problems with engines powering the Boeing 747-8, 787, 737 MAX… Read More